Wednesday, December 21, 2011

All I Want

Time, time, time for the final Choose and Defend Wednesday before Christmas...so one more festive choice to be made! We are almost there, people! Home stretch! And yes...of course, I am talking about DR's journey, as well as the push towards Santa's big day.  For today, though, let me learn a bit about you and the way that your family celebrates.  Which part of the holiday is the main focus in your family...

Christmas Eve
OR

Christmas Day

 
Maybe it is both, or neither, or it changes from year to year. You can tell us all about that in comments! But still. You know the rules. For the purposes of this game, you are encouraged to Choose and also, of course, to Defend. So let's have it! Make a statement! Tell a story! Make me stop yelling things with my fingers!!!! Choose and Defend :)

10 comments:

silly rabbit said...

As a child, it was both! Christmas Eve my parents had an open house... clam chowder and finger foods for friends and dear ones, followed by midnight mass. Off to bed, then family Christmas in the morning and Christmas diner at the grandparents.

I kept the Eve's clam chowder for my kids... then sent them to bed early so that Santa could wrap and do his thing. Christmas morning the fun began! Diner was at home.

Now, kids grown, we are going to the man's daughter's house on Christmas day for family celebration, though they usually do their gift opening on the Eve.

And this is a secret... so don't tell or mention it on my blog!!!
The day after Christmas, we are going up to surprise my kids at Bear's family Christmas diner... poor thing has to work Christmas Eve and Day! Remember... sssshhh!

silly rabbit said...

I forgot to say my choice! I still love the tradition of celebrating on Christmas morning and all day and evening long.

silverthoughts2 said...

Christmas morning when we all gather around to exchange gifts. Then we have home made cinnamon buns that my Mom bakes. So so good.

laura b. said...

Silly: I like hearing how you kept some traditions and changed others. That is a nice compromise of what works for you and what will work for everyone!
And how exciting! That is so cool that you are going to surprise Bear and the family :) I won't say a word. X my ♥
One for Christmas Day.

Silver: Mmmmmm...cinnamon buns and family! Sounds wonderful :)
Two for Christmas Day.

Everyone: Hope to hear from more of you. So far we are all Christmas Day up in here....

secret agent woman said...

Christmas morning. I like Christmas eve and we have the same tradition I had as a kid - a new pair of pajamas to sleep in. Sometimes there was a Christmas eve service, and I especially like midnight mass. But the real celebrating was/is Christmas morning with the stockings and gifts and orange cinnamon rolls, and coffee. And then a big Christmas dinner. But post-divorce I have the kids on Christmas morning only alternate years and have to celebrate later in the day when I don't.

laura b. said...

Secret: When I was a kid we did the new PJ thing too! Your celebrations all sound beautiful and warm. Three for Christmas Day.

0-3!

Churlita said...

We've always done extended family celebrating on Christmas Eve and the more private immediate family on Christmas day. My ex husband's birthday is on Christmas Day, so the girls usually go visit him for a bit, but he doesn't generally want to spend a ton of time with them, so I get them for most of the day.

laura b. said...

Churlita: Guess in this case it is a good thing the ex is kind of a jerk. Any argument that can be avoided is a good thing. Sounds like you have a great system!

Pamela said...

For us it's Christmas Eve. It's the Polish thing I guess. Making the pierogis takes all day, and it's a communal thing. and then you get to sit and eat them, along with fish. That was the real holiday for me...

laura b. said...

NoRegrets: Making and then eating pierogis together sounds like a wonderful tradition. Things like that do draw you together. One for Christmas Eve!

What are we at now? 1-4, I think :)